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. a gigantic catamaran, in san francisco bay sailing too close to the wind. the most advanced yacht on earth, capsizing this fall. on these boats, that's not even a sail. it's a carbon fiber wing. and the sailors, well, they're gymed-out beefcakes, suited up like football players. >> it's not always putting on blazers and sitting on the side with a gin and tonic. >> reporter: that's what i thought. rich, portly men, with one hand on the tiller and a faceoff, for a hunk of silver, called the americas cup. then, i went out as a guest racer with jimmy spizle, a no-nonsense aussie. he won it for the u.s. in 2010. these catamarans can fly nearly 50 miles per hour. it is terrifying. sailing has finally entered the 21st century, fueled by larry ellison's billions and a band of young, brash athletes. sailing is now getting the fans that flock to nascar. >> you can see what's happening on the water. you can capsize these boats. you can crash them hard. these boats are pushing hard. you push too hard, it can be catastrophic. >> reporter: he also flipped during a americas cup series race here in the ba
and that is as far as i went. >> reporter: severe weather is hitting san francisco hard. and the storms are expected to increase in strength. delivering another heavy blow to the mid-west tomorrow and ten inches to some parts of arkansas. winds at over 40 miles per hour and traveling home could be worse over the next few days. some of the storms will make travelling hazardous. >> in texas it is not snow, but tornadoes they are dealing with. you can see the damage they are dealing with. at least two potential tornadoes touchdown and one person was killed in the houston area. it could cause more problems here as people head back to work or to return presents. >> christian, we think the firgs few hours are going to be the prime concern. snow and sleet in the morning. and these counties are a winter-weather advisory. all of this will change to rain and worse conditions to the west. clouds rolling in and radar is still clear, however, for those early morning travelers trying to get out, power house storms and severe weather and right on the rain/snow line. earlier in the morning more snow coming in. >> o
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